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Start your free trial###### Leyla Varela

1,426 Points# Woking with Functions quiz question - can't figure out logic?

I think ok - so it's going to have to repeat up to 3 - sum = 0 + number. if it's a sum it's either 6 or 9 - I am unsure on whether it stating $i = $i + 1 means that it starts from 0 or 1?

**What does the following code display? **

```
$numbers = array(1,2,3,4);
$total = count($numbers);
$sum = 0;
$output = "";
$i = 0;
foreach($numbers as $number) {
$i = $i + 1;
if ($i < $total) {
$sum = $sum + $number;
}
}
echo $sum;
?>
```

## 1 Answer

###### Jennifer Nordell

Treehouse TeacherThe answer is 6 and here is why. Keep in mind that during all of this the value for $total will only ever be equal to 4. So the first time through our loop, we start by setting $i to one. Then we ask if $i is less than 4. It is so we take sum (which is currently 0) and add the first number from our numbers array to it(which is 1). This gives sum the new value of 1.

The second time through the loop $i is now equal to $i + 1 (which is now 2) and yes that's still less than 4. So now we add the second number of the numbers array to the sum. Because the value of sum is still 1 and we add 2 we now have a running total of 3 assigned to sum.

The third time through the loop $i is now equal to $i + 1 (which is now 3) and it's still less than 4. We add the third number of the numbers array to the sum. So now we have 3 + 3 which gives sum a total of 6.

The fourth time through the loop $i will be equal to 4 and the if statement will fail because 4 is not less than 4. So our sum made it up to 6 before the loop exits.

Hope this clarifies things!

## Leyla Varela

1,426 Points## Leyla Varela

1,426 PointsThanks Jennifer - definitely clarifies! The only thing is - when I clicked '6' as the answer it said it was wrong. Which is part of the reason I was so confused!

## Jennifer Nordell

Treehouse Teacher## Jennifer Nordell

Treehouse TeacherLeyla Varela that is odd! I don't know what to tell you. But glad I could help clarify it a bit!